Shekhar Krishnan works on the social and intellectual history of cities in colonial and postcolonial India. His research is focused on civic institutions, land and housing markets, and industrial technologies in Bombay/Mumbai and Western India in the twentieth century. He also uses free and open source software (FOSS) and geographic information systems (GIS) to develop digital archiving and mapping tools for urban research.
In Mumbai, he pursues his research projects as an Executive Member of CRIT (Collective Research Initiatives Trust), a group of architects, artists and historians working on design and research on urban culture, housing and environment. He has also been Visiting Faculty at the Kamala Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute of Architecture (20032006), was the founding Coordinator then Associate Director of PUKAR (Partners for Urban Knowledge Action & Research) (20012003), and was the founder and Joint Convenor of the Mumbai Study Group at the Academy of Architecture, Mumbai (20002002). He has also worked in Bangalore as a consultant with the Srishti School of Art Design & Technology and with Mahiti Infotech (20042005). For more information, visit the personal links below.
urban history; South Asia; GIS (Geographic Information Systems); FOSS (Free and Open Source Software)